Daily Verses : 2 Samuel 6:14-23
Key verses : 2 Samuel 6 : 21-22 : “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.”
King David was someone who greatly loved God in his life, and he placed God above everything. Even in his position as king, he still placed God above all else. When he moved the Ark of the Covenant, he danced as much as he could because of his love for God. He did not care that his position was king because his focus was God’s presence in his life. David was looked down upon and mocked by his wife Michal because of what he did for God. For him, self-worth was nothing compared to God’s presence in his life. When we place Jesus as the most important in our life, our focus is no longer ourselves. Jesus has poured out His blood for us, and we are therefore made righteous by God in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). As people who have been made righteous, we no longer need to worry about what other people say about us. Their perception of us is no longer our focus, but instead, God is. David was still someone who was blessed; all parts of his life were blessed. On the other hand, Michal, David’s wife, did not experience God’s blessings and was even sterile her whole life.
Let ourselves become smaller and Jesus become bigger. Blessings will be ours.
DAILY ACTION :
Today I will repent from my pride. I will put Jesus first in my life and not myself, my work, my position, etc.
DAILY DECLARATION :
1 Peter 5 : 6 : Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
DAILY PRAYER :
Starting today, I will pray with my family and put Jesus first in our family.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 SAMUEL 12-15